Wellness Starts With a Level Head
Within chiropractic there are several methods and techniques used to correct vertebral subluxations (misalignment between bones of the spine). Correction of spinal misalignment improves neurological function, cerebrospinal fluid flow, lymphatic drainage and relieves imbalanced muscle tension. This improvement in function makes it possible for the body to heal from symptoms and build a strong foundation for maintaining a healthy body.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic focuses on correcting misalignment within the cervical vertebrae (bones of the upper neck), primarily within the relationship between the Atlas (C1), Axis (C2) and the head (C0). These top joints in the neck have the most control on the posture of the body and how it responds to gravity, as well as regulating internal communication from the brain to all the cells of the body. Therefore, adjustments to affect the head and neck alignment have a trickle down effect on the entire spine, bringing the body back into balance. In fact, because the entire body is coordinated together in such a complex manner, we often refer to this as a spinal misalignment complex. To better understand these complex relationships, please visit our page “See My Misalignment” and explore the 3D models.
The Blair Technique of Upper Cervical Chiropractic utilizes precise and gentle adjustments to the upper neck, delivered painlessly and without twisting or cracking. If an upper neck misalignment is present after examination, a series of highly specific, low-dose x-rays are taken to determine the exact anatomy of the misalignment, so that it can be precisely corrected. This is helpful, because most parts of the body are uneven from left to right, including spinal joints. In fact, research indicates 79% of joints in the spine are asymmetrical from left to right. That means that in order to understand how to correct an individual’s spinal misalignment complex, it is extremely helpful to see the bones themselves and understand all the nuances, allowing for a more customized correction.
When the upper neck is properly aligned, the whole spine realigns itself from the top down, allowing the body to return to proper balance. When the body and spine are in balance, the overall health of the individual can improve and many problems a patient may present with can heal. Patients receiving Blair Technique adjustments have recovered from problems like headaches, neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, numbness and tingling in the arms or legs, dizziness and vertigo. Please see our testimonials section to read some of our patient’s stories! The doctors of Dynamic Life Chiropractic use the Blair Technique and are highly trained in a variety of skills that help our patients achieve their health goals. Dynamic Life Chiropractic also provides exercise instruction, nutrition advice, and health classes.
For further description of the Blair Technique and Upper Cervical Chiropractic, please visit blairchiropractic.com.